If you want to know more about using native grasses for erosion control while creating more areas available for grazing, here is your chance. This is an opportunity to speak with Clem Sturmfels, a very experienced soil scientist. Register
This session, run by experienced facilitator Jeanette Long, will cover things to consider when transitioning the farm from one generation to the next. Thursday 29th June – 10am followed by lunch, Inverleigh Public Hall, 71 High St, Inverleigh.
RSVP to Elissa on 0438 525 502 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The flier says RSVP by 23rd June but up until 28th June is fine. There is also an evening session at Karwarren on 27 June.
If you are interested in a well organized and fun planting event, then consider registering to be part of this year’s Grow West event in Bacchus Marsh. You will be helping to replant a degraded site and to encourage more wildlife back into the area. Link
Here is the latest ARI Applied Aquatic Ecology Update – Autumn 2017
The Applied Aquatic Ecology section, within the Arthur Rylah Institute (DELWP), aims to undertake high quality ecological research that supports and guides sustainable ecosystem policy and management.
We continue to focus on improving the way our science is communicated to inform current and future management. Continue reading
Chris Helzer, who is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska, writes ‘The Prairie Ecologist’ blog. He recently presented a webinar through the Natural Resources Conservation Service, entitled Using and Fire and Grazing to Maintain Productive and Ecologically Resilient Grasslands. He discussed what ecological resilience is and how it relates to prairies, and talked about various ways prescribed fire and grazing can be used to manage prairies for biological diversity and resilience. If you’re interested in this topic and have 45 minutes to spare, a recording of the webinar is available for anyone to watch at this link.